Today, I’m 25 wks and 4 days. I am feeling good most of the time. I’m starting to get more back aches in the evenings, but that’s pretty normal. Our a/c was out for a few days (uggh!) and I slept on the couch a couple of nights under the fan. It seemed fairly comfortable, but my back did not agree! I made an appointment with a chiropractor. I really liked her, and I’ve visited her another time since. I guess my bed is really the place for me to be! Thankfully, our a/c is fixed (hopefully for a while), so couch sleeping is not necessary now. I actually feel like overall, I have slept better this pregnancy than the others. I frequent the potty at night, but I am able to go back to sleep quickly.
Here is a picture from 20 wks and 24 wks for comparison.
And, backing up to Mother’s Day. Here are a few pictures from that date. The kids treated me well on that day. I am thankful for all 6 of my children. I wish they were all here with me, but God has 2 of them safely with Him, and I look forward to the day we are all together in heaven. I pray that this baby growing inside of me gets to join us safely in a few months.
Now, some info on the gender. With the other pregnancies, I had a gender dream at some point during pregnancy and that turned out to be right. Well, this pregnancy, we didn’t find out gender again, so I was wondering what my dreams might be. Well, early in pregnancy, I had a girl dream. Oddly enough, I had a feeling at that time that we were having another boy. Then, soon thereafter, I had a strong feeling that we were having a girl and I couldn’t help but say “she” when talking about the baby. Then, recently, I had a very vivid boy dream! Oh goodness. But, I still had the feeling of girl for a little bit. But now, I actually have NO IDEA!! I have no strong feelings either way anymore. People make the comments about, oh you’re carrying high…must be a girl. Or, whatever old wives tale about how you carry. Well, honestly, I’ve carried every single one of mine the exact same. I am short waisted, so every pregnancy looks like I’m carrying high! I think God has decided that we truly will get a surprise! Now that we are decided on names, and we love them both, I think I’ll actually be sad for whichever one we don’t get to use. HA!
Anyway, God has blessed us with a smooth pregnancy so far. I’m praying that all continues to go smoothly. The kids continue to pray every night that this baby will live with us on earth. I pray that, too. Please join us in that petition. Thank you for the prayers on our behalf up to this point.